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Great quotes from Pro Riders

cyclingfurycyclingfury Posts: 676
edited September 2011 in The bottom bracket
My favourite is Sean Kelly's reply when asked whether heavy rain put him off going out training on his bike.

He said "When it was raining I'd still go out training and then decide whether it was too wet when I got back."

Brilliant. No wonder he was such a great rider.
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  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    I like David Millar's words of wisdom when the French police raided his garrett and found his dope:

    "Errr - the two used syringes and empty EPO bottles. They're not mine,. Oh no, Siree, they're not mine. Nothing to do with me. Nothing at all. Someone gave them to me at the Vuelta. Yes, that's it. They are a souvenir and they are so lovely that I thought I would keep them. They've lovely and have great sentimental value. I've always been into medical design and love the shape of syringes. And empty EPO bottles.

    Now stop being so beastly to me. Don't you know who I am? I'm that cycling bloke with the silly haircut."

    Obviously I've paraphrased, but I put it down to artistic licence.

    But that's all in the past now, so its ok.
  • "I don't like the Tour of Italy, it's full of Italians"

    Robert Millar
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,476 Lives Here
    An obvious one, and a little clichéd, but still a good one.


    Theo de Rooy
    "Paris-Roubaix is a pile of sh!t!" said de Rooy. “You're working like an animal, you don't have time to p!ss, you wet your pants. You're riding in mud like this, you're slipping ... it’s a pile of sh!t.”

    "Will you ever ride it again?"

    "Sure, it's the most beautiful race in the world!"
  • I made this wallpaper last night in an effort to avoid doing work.

    th_JensVoigtQuote.png
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,200
    ^would it be rude to ask for a high res version of that?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    ddraver wrote:
    ^would it be rude to ask for a high res version of that?

    click on it dude
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,200
    Ah, on t phone so did nt work...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    "I did it all on bread and water and would never ever ever ever touch dope"

    Dopey Millar.
  • "Oui, mais pas de femme toute de suite"

    Stephen Roche
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,200
    Jesus Yossie, whinge much?

    Can I go for - The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash (some Female XC racer who's name I ve forgotten)

    and just to antagonise - Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm. (forgotten also)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
    ~Julie Furtado
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,200
    ^Wow, well done!

    LeMond's "It never gets easier, you just go faster" is a good one too (and annoyingly true!)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Pilot Pete wrote:
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
    ~Julie Furtado

    I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
    I don't know where my soul is
    I don't know where my home is
    And baby all I need you to know is
    I'm like a bird

    etc etc etc etc ad naseum ad infinitum

    Nelly Furtado
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    ddraver wrote:
    Jesus Yossie, whinge much ?

    I may go on a bit occasionally but at least I'm not a cheatin' lyin' dopin' slaaaag like Dopey M.

    Do you love him? We think you do. You luuuuuuuurve him and you do.

    Cheerio.
  • estampidaestampida Posts: 1,008
    i'm not an alien - indurain.....
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,200
    Yossie wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    Jesus Yossie, whinge much ?

    I may go on a bit occasionally but at least I'm not a cheatin' lyin' dopin' slaaaag like Dopey M.

    Do you love him? We think you do. You luuuuuuuurve him and you do.

    Cheerio.

    erm, you re the only one who's mentioned him so far.....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
    "It never gets easier, you just go faster."

    Greg LeMond
  • SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
    And, of course, the great Jensie;

    "Shut up legs!"
  • prb007prb007 Posts: 703
    Some from a bygone (better, IMHO) age...

    'It was eleven more than necessary.'
    Jacques Anquetil
    After winning a race by twelve seconds.

    'I race to win, not to please people.'
    Bernard Hinault

    'Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades.'
    Eddy Merckx

    preview-merckx.jpg
    If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
    Planet X Ti Sportive for Sportives & tours
    Orange Alpine 160 for Afan,Alps & dodging trees
    Singlespeed Planet X Kaffenback for dodging potholes
    An On-One Inbred for hard-tail shenanigans...
  • "I love mountains, but in the moment of exertion i am filled with a deep hatred.
    So i try to shorten the suffering"

    Marco Pantani
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    When asked in the early 1980's about how Kelly and he dealt with the language barrier in France, Stephen Roche replied. "With my broken French and Sean's broken English, we get by,"
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • "If your legs felt like mine you'd go to the hospital"

    Can't remember - may have been Cav


    "You're not keeping that bike there, are you?"

    Mrs TWH
    Yossie wrote:
    Pilot Pete wrote:
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
    ~Julie Furtado


    I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
    I don't know where my soul is
    I don't know where my home is
    And baby all I need you to know is
    I'm like a bird

    etc etc etc etc ad naseum ad infinitum

    Nelly Furtado


    "Trumpitity, Trumpitity,Trump, Trump, Trump"


    Nelly the Elephant
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    "Please, just pass me the goddamn hat!" Greg Lemond

    TailWindHome wrote:
    Yossie wrote:
    Pilot Pete wrote:
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
    ~Julie Furtado

    I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
    I don't know where my soul is
    I don't know where my home is
    And baby all I need you to know is
    I'm like a bird

    etc etc etc etc ad naseum ad infinitum

    Nelly Furtado

    "Trumpitity, Trumpitity,Trump, Trump, Trump"


    Nelly the Elephant

    "Its gettin' hot in herre, so take off all your clothes"

    Nelly (the Rapper)
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • AidanRAidanR Posts: 1,142
    LangerDan wrote:
    "Please, just pass me the goddamn hat!" Greg Lemond

    Just looked that up. Nice.

    http://www.freewheelingfrance.com/243
    Bike lover and part-time cyclist.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,882
    "They give off the image of exceptional men but in fact they are very, very ordinary. Simple people without much education, who aren't fun to eat with (pas très rigolos à table), who don't get into intellectual discussions. All they have in life is cycling. Without that, it's finished."

    David Millar on his fellow pros :lol:
  • snowleysnowley Posts: 149
    That David Millar quote is funny.

    He must really like his peers.....
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    The OP is quite inspirational, I should employ that thought whenever the weather is bad.
  • "Training is like fighting a gorilla; you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired" - Greg Henderson
  • "Training is like fighting a gorilla; you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired" - Greg Henderson

    Don't get it.
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • AidanRAidanR Posts: 1,142
    Then you have never trained properly ;)
    Bike lover and part-time cyclist.
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